Business Spotlights

Gourmet Grocer at 29

Keeping the Community Stocked Up. Taking over a business during the middle of a global pandemic might seem like a crazy thing to do, but for Kate and Andy, they saw an opportunity that couldn’t be missed. Having never worked in the retail sector before, a redundancy and upcoming retirement made the couple realise that…

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Black Thistle Distilleries

Enchanting Spirits from the Heart of Angus. Based in the heart of Angus, a region renowned for producing the finest fruit, vegetables and botanicals, Black Thistle Distilleries carefully curate blends of key botanicals, infused with locally grown wild thistle, and fresh, filtered Scottish water combined to create a range of gin with unique characteristics. Their…

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Montrose Bag Company

New Product to Help Organisation on the Go. Known across the world for their durable, yet attractive, products, Montrose Bag Company has launched a brand new product to help organisation on the go. Named after a Glen near the site in Montrose, the CLOVA 4 piece Accessory Set is a welcome add on to the…

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Buzzy Bee-Utiful Wraps

Combatting Single-Use Products with the Help of Bees. A small independent business is combatting single-use plastic and foil by launching an alternative made from biodegradable material coated in beeswax. Created in the kitchens of three mums who juggle handmaking the products while raising their young children, Buzzy Bee-utiful Wraps protect food and keep it fresh….

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Top Tier Cakes

From Catwalk to Cakes. 2020 has been the year that has motivated people to finally start the businesses ventures they’ve always dreamed about. The push may be due to a change in circumstances, or simply having more time to think, plan and execute. A former Miss Scotland finalist, Susan Walker who lives in Montrose, has…

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Tom’s Oak Designs

Burgeoning Lockdown Business. An oil worker made redundant due to COVID has turned his passionate hobby, making handcrafted wooden creations, into a blossoming business. Like many others this year, offshore worker Tom Hynd found himself out of work but quickly turned things around by setting up Tom’s Oak Designs. The business, selling cabinets made out…

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Ashbrook Nursery & Garden Centre

Delivering Gardening Supplies Across Angus. With so many people spending time in their lockdown gardens, Ashbrook has saw an influx of new customers who invested in their gardens, with customers across Angus reaching out to the garden centre to buy products and seek horticultural advice. Continuing to support those finding escape in their gardens in…

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Smithies Delicatessen and Gin Emporium

Arbroath based, Smithies is a family run coffee shop, delicatessen, cheesemonger & drinks emporium. When the pandemic hit and business had to close, they revised their strategy offering home deliveries of deli platters and gin hampers. Now into a second lockdown, Smithies are allowed remain open this time to provide locals with fresh produce and…

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